Soz Meets Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh

KL Desk


Jammu and Kashmir Congress committee chief, Prof Saifuddin Soz on Friday  called upon the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh   at  the latters 7 Race Course Road residence to discuss various matters of public interest.

“I brought to the notice  of the Hon’ Prime Minister  that people of the J&K state  had fully appreciated the imperative to empowering Panchyati Raj Institution in the state, so that  the democratization of the entire  space  at the grass  roots  was ensured on expected lines, besides making  developmental process fully participative”, Soz said in a statement.

“In this connection, I sought Hon’ Prime Minister’s support  to the J&K state’s proposal for grant  of Rs. 100 crore, approximately, for providing honorarium and insurance cover to Sarpanchs and Panchs in J&K state”, he added
“among other things I proposed to Hon’ Prime Minister that it was an opportune time for a re-look at the economic policy in J&K through a direct outline on the perspective from the Hon’ Prime Minister, keeping in view the structural reform in the J&K state, with a special focus on infrastructural development and employment generation in the Private Sector”.

“Several other proposals of socio economic viability in the state came under discussion. These proposals included suggestion that passenger and commercial traffic on Srinagar-Rawalpindi Road and Poonch-Rawalakote road  must obtain  speed  commensurate with needs of the people and that it was also possible to open other routes across the border. Prime Minister’s response to these suggestion  was heart-warming”, the statement read.


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